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ACRA Convenes Fourth D.C. Day on the Hill

ACRA Convenes Fourth D.C. Day on the Hill

American Car Rental Association (ACRA) members visited senators, congressmen, and their staffs to learn more on issues such as excise taxes, like-kind exchanges, and data control in autonomous vehicles.

September 15, 2017

Seattle Airport Rental Employees Get $2M in Back Pay

Hertz and Thrifty will pay nearly $2 million to its Seattle-Tacoma International Airport employees in back pay owed under SeaTac’s minimum wage law, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

September 7, 2017

ACRA Announces D.C. Legislative Conference

ACRA Announces D.C. Legislative Conference

The American Car Rental Association (ACRA)’s fourth annual D.C. Legislative Conference will be taking place from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13. Issues being debated include car rental excise taxes, autonomous vehicles, and federal tax reform.

July 26, 2017

Bill to Help Uber, Lyft Re-Enter Texas Markets

Bill to Help Uber, Lyft Re-Enter Texas Markets

Texas legislature approved HB 100, a bill that eliminates local ordinances for transportation network companies (TNCs). This legislation will help Lyft to re-enter Houston and for both Uber and Lyft to re-enter Austin, Corpus Christi, and Galveston.

May 24, 2017

ACRA Discusses Autonomous Vehicles at Capitol Hill

ACRA Discusses Autonomous Vehicles at Capitol Hill

The American Car Rental Association’s (ACRA) Mobility Task Force held a “Day in D.C.” to promote the car rental industry’s interest in the public policy debate on the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles.

May 17, 2017

SF Legislation Looks to Reduce Rental Car Break-Ins

SF Legislation Looks to Reduce Rental Car Break-Ins

The proposed legislation would prohibit rental car companies from leaving visible barcodes and advertisements on vehicles, which supposedly attract thieves. But is the cure worse than the disease?

April 26, 2017

Lawsuit Claims Uber Used Scheme to Defraud Drivers, Passengers
FTC Approves Final Orders Against Dealers for Failing to Disclose Recalls

FTC Approves Final Orders Against Dealers for Failing to Disclose Recalls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved final consent orders with CarMax, Asbury Automotive Group, and West-Herr Automotive Group, settling charges that they touted how rigorously they inspect their used cars, yet failed to adequately disclose that some of the cars were subject to unrepaired safety recalls.

April 3, 2017

San Francisco Sues Hertz for Charging High Toll Fees

San Francisco Sues Hertz for Charging High Toll Fees

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera has sued the Hertz Corp. and its business partner American Traffic Solutions for charging customers the undiscounted toll rate of $7.50 — as well as up to $24.75 in extra fees — to cross the Golden Gate Bridge.

March 8, 2017

Dubai Rental Companies Can’t Keep Customers’ IDs

According to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, car rental companies are barred from keeping passports or identification cards of their customers. Additionally, new regulations on issuing permits to rental companies were announced.

March 7, 2017

Minn. Bill Cuts Carsharing Taxes, Not Rental
BVRLA Calls for Revisions to Vehicle Excise Duty Changes